Edward Gordon Jones

Edward Gordon Jones

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Air Marshal Sir Edward ("Tap") Gordon Jones KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC (31 August 1914 - 20 February 2007) was an officer in the Royal Air Force for 34 years, from 1935 to 1969. He commanded a squadron of obsolescent biplane Gladiator fighters during the Greek Campaign in the Second World War, where he shot down five Italian Fiat CR.42 fighters. He served in mainly operational posts in Europe until he retired in 1969. Unusually, he never served a post in the Air Ministry or the UK Ministry of Defence.Jones was born in Widnes, the third of four sons of Lt.Col. Dr Albert Jones DSO, MC. His father was the borough medical officer. Jones spent time in India as a child, where his brothers nicknamed him "Doolally Tap" (meaning "slightly mad"). He retained the nickname "Tap" for the rest of his life.show more

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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135784374
  • 9786135784374